MTN Rwanda has introduced off net call package before revising its on net supa packs.
The off net packs, according to the country’s leading operator by subscriber base will enable its clients to call other networks using the daily packs, another move that will ease calling other networks using MTN line.
“Yes supa pack service has been revised. We have a new off net (tigo-airtel) packs,” the sector’s giant communicated this on its twitter handle.
Accordingly, the operator moved up its supa packs charges for on net, with a pack of three hours increasing from Rwf 700 to Rwf 800 while a pack of one hour increased by Rwf50 to Rwf400.
With telecom operators introducing on net packs, subscribers have been finding it hard to use one operators line to call other networks with MTN clients finding hard to call both Tigo and Airtel using normal call tariffs.
“I find it hard to call Tigo or Airtel using my MTN line but I think with the new packs it will be cheaper than now,” said Emmanuel Byamukama, a resident of Remera in Kigali.
Experts said that the introduction of on net packs by MTN would likely affect its rivals Tigon and Airtel subscriber base, but the rivals insist this cannot affect them.
“We do not think this will affect our subscribers as we have built a loyalty around the product and with more competitive offers of data, free Facebook and Twitter access,” said Indrajeet Singh, Airtel Rwanda Marketing Director.
Airtel Rwanda, the country’s third operator by subscriber base introduced its on net packs (Max packs) in the last two years.